"Murder Suicide Meteor Slave" as written by and Buckley....
Would you like to meet the villain somewhere
Underneath the skull of a moon.
Fire burned his eyes out
Cause his chains are too long for you.
Someone has to pay for the damage done.
N-one's gonna love you now.
Your whole family's splintered,
You're a slave to it all,
Oooo ahhh
You're a slave to it all now
You're a slave
Welcome down to paradise rock.
There is no single entrance,
With the stars to revolve around,
There is no real underground.
No stars to revolve around
Here, they're fashioning the noose.
Sickened by the knell of the graveyard bell
You know it's not long for you.
Sick of all the vomit childhood,
Not a trampoline for the freaks,
Not even a slave to your father.
Oh, you're a slave to it all, now,
Oh, you're a slave to it all, now.
Welcome down to paradise rock.
There is no single entrance
There's no stars to revolve around
There is no real underground.
You're a slave to it all, now.
Happy, happy, happy, happy,
Happy, happy, happy, happy.

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    General Commentwhy has no one commented on this song yet? when the chorus reaches it's pinnacle of 'there is no real underground' it's the sound of pure ecstacy. and he made it sitting on the floor of a bare house with no fancy-ass high fallootin studio equipment. the man was a genius. to me, this is the greatest example of the beautiful music that this world lost the night it lost jeff buckley.
    witty_referenceon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmen to that.
    productofthe80son October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Jeff Buckley song! It's just so raw and powerful!! The meaning is kinda hard to listen to because i find it very sad. "You're a slave to it all now" is such an emotional line, he must have gone through hell at times - i think he began to feel like a commodity near the end of his brief career and it annoyed him. The "happy, happy..." part at the end is actually both disturbing and funny, because it shows he could still laugh at himself yet you get a sense of 'this is just a front - oneday i'm gonna crack'.
    Ammojamon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so deep and powerful, i cry each and everytime i listen to this song. it really hurts knowing that jeff is gone.
    slehctrahon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is, to me, Jeff's most disturbing songs. But it's also one of few where I could actually envision the finished version. Would've been beautiful, I love this version all the same, though.

    I love the "ooooh ahhhh bit". Amazing.

    The the bit about "Paradise Rock" in the chorus is great. the lyrical content, such as "sick of all the Vomit Childhood, not a trampoline..." and "Not even a slave to your father", seem VERY personal.

    And the "Happy" ending is one of the most sarcastic and cleverly done messages I've heard in a song. Cobain tried to do this kinda of thing of showing how he feels in his songs. But I much prefer Jeff
    StandAbsolvedon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes!
    Thandiwandion February 21, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think I read in Dream Brother, the bio of Jeff and Tim Buckley, that this song was compared to spirit and vision of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. That the song was at that level of recording genius. Jeff was going to change everything, and in a sense, he did. Miss him terribly.
    fnordatpanixon June 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song was moving in a direction not unlike Sgt. Pepper meets Syd Barrett, musically. A singularly frightening piece of inspired madness.
    FloydianTheoryon November 17, 2017   Link

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